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Our lives in a cage

We are all slaves to the routines of our ancestors. We eat at set hours, we work at set hours, and we watch television at set hours. We imprison ourselves in our set ways because for the most part, we … Continue reading

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The Story

From the time we were born we were told a story. A story about our life, our society and how we must behave in it. We are told this story through the words and actions of our parents and other … Continue reading

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

The work of Abraham Maslow showed us that humans are all potentially good and wise beings, it’s just that things get in the way to prevent certain needs being met that would allow of us to realize this potential. Maslow’s … Continue reading

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The fear of disapproval

Why do people settle for a lifestyle other than their true path, the way they really want to live? Ultimately, it is the fear of disapproval, or even outright rejection, from loved ones that cause people to move into the … Continue reading

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Supposed to…

On a recent trip I spent a night with some old friends. A great chance to catch up with close members of my tribe who I haven’t seen for ages and who I love dearly.  It was also a great … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Once you have started to escape Shouldland, you will probably want to bring others with you. It’s really hard to change people’s minds though. External opposition to people’s beliefs, especially opposition they find threatening or insulting, tends to make them … Continue reading

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The Risk of Breaking the Stranglehold of Conformity

About 20 years ago an Afghan man called Abdul converted from Islam to Christianity, an extremely rare occurrence in that part of the world. Following this conversion his life as he knew it collapsed around him. His wife divorced him, … Continue reading

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